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Jattir

Jattir [N] [H] [S]

pre-eminent, a city in the mountains of Judah ( Joshua 15:48 ; 21:14 ).

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Jattir". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Jattir [N] [E] [S]

a remnant; excellent
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Jattir'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Jattir [N] [E] [H]

(pre-eminent ), a town of Judah in the mountain districts, ( Joshua 15:48 ) one of the group containing Socho, Eshtemoa, etc. See also ( Joshua 21:14 ; 1 Samuel 30:27 ; 1 Chronicles 6:57 ) By Robinson it is identified with Attir , six miles north of Molada and ten miles south of Hebron.


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[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

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Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Jattir'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

JATTIR

jat'-er (yattir, and yattir):

A town in the hill country of Judah, mentioned in conjunction with Shamir and Socoh (Joshua 15:48); one of the cities given to the "children of Aaron the priest" (Joshua 21:14; 1 Chronicles 6:57). David after his victory over the Amalekites sent a present of the spoil from Ziklag "to them that were in Jattir" (1 Samuel 30:27).

It is now Khirbet `Attir, an important ruin, in the extreme South of the hill country, 5 miles Southeast of edh Dhariyeh and 20 miles Southeast of Belt Jibrin. This must Correspond to the "very large village Jethira" which is mentioned in Eusebius, Onomasticon (119 27; 133 3; 134 24, etc.) as 20 miles Southeast of Eleutheropolis (i.e. Beit Jibrin). The site is full of caves. See PEF, III, 408, Sh XXV.

E. W. G. Masterman


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'JATTIR'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.